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James Worrall

Senior Associate

T: 01225 730 170 (DDI)
T: 01225 730 100

James is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Corporate & Commercial team, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, corporate structures and group reorganisations (including demergers) and exit strategy. James is recognised in the Legal 500 2017 as a Next Generation Lawyer and in Chambers and Partners 2018 as an Associate to Watch.



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About James

Having joined the firm in 2010, James acts for UK and international corporates and business owners, frequently advising on domestic and cross-border transactions.

James is particularly active for clients in the financial services, technology and sports sectors.

Recent transactions that James has advised on include:

Awards

James advised the sellers of The Woods Group Limited on its sale to Concertare Partners, a deal which won the Small Deal of the Year award at 2014’s Insider South West Dealmakers Awards.

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The constantly evolving nature of the commercial pressures facing clients ensures that no two situations are ever the same. Being a corporate and commercial lawyer is about assisting clients with the issues that their organisations face and offering practical, pragmatic advice. It is essential to understand not only the legal implications, but also the commercial background and then to tailor a solution which meets the client’s immediate needs and is also in line with their long-term strategy.

James Worrall

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